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3 days of free screening lead up to National HIV Testing Day

Community organizations across Tucson are offering free and confidential HIV testing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, marking the 21st annual National HIV Testing Day. In Pima County, more than 1,000 people are believed to be infected and unaware of it, while about nearly 16,000 across the state were living with HIV/AIDS in 2013.... Read more»

Panel ‘demands’ end to Native teen suicides, but answers hard to come by

The rate of suicides among Native American youth is 2.5 times the national average.... Read more»

Feds announce $160M settlement of Four Corners Power Plant lawsuit

Utility companies in Arizona and New Mexico will spend up to $160 million on new technology to cut harmful emissions from the Four Corners Power Plant, under a consent decree announced by the federal government Wednesday.... Read more»

States try to remove barriers for ex-offenders

About 70 million people are trying to navigate the world with a criminal record. Some states, concerned with the high costs of keeping people locked up, are removing some roadblocks that ex-offenders face. The goal: to increase the chances they’ll succeed in society and lessen the chances they’ll return to prison. Tucson joined the "Ban the Box" movement last year.... Read more»1

Iraqi pilot crashes Tucson-based F-16 near Douglas

An F-16 fighter jet flown by an Iraqi pilot crashed near Douglas, southeast of Tucson, Wednesday night, authorities said. The Iraqi Air Force plane was flying a night training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard, and the fate of the pilot, Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan, is unknown.... Read more»

Univision drops Miss Universe after Trump's anti-Mexican remarks

Univision just announced it will cancel its relationship with Miss Universe, which is partly owned by Trump, "based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants."That could hit the Donald where it hurts — his wallet.... Read more»

Three new members for RTA/PAG board

The board that oversees the Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments has three new members: Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel, Mayor Miguel Rojas of South Tucson, and Michael Hammond, the Pima County representative on the Arizona State Transportation Board. ... Read more»

Feds to curtail use of family detention centers

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that families that enter the country illegally to seek asylum will no longer be detained after they’ve established a legitimate claim for relief. ... Read more»

TUSD job fair Friday

Tucson Unified School District is seeking about 160 more teachers for next school year, and will hold a hiring hall at Catalina High School on Friday.... Read more»

Water line work to shut taps for 400 near Oracle/Magee overnight

About 400 Tucson Water customers will be without service overnight Wednesday as a contractor completes work on a project near North Oracle and West Magee roads. Taps will be dry from about midnight to 6 a.m. Thursday.... Read more»

Bryson appointed Pima County presiding judge

Judge Kyle A. Bryson has been named as the presiding judge of the Superior Court in Pima County, succeeding Judge Sarah R. "Sally" Simmons. ... Read more»

Phoenix mayor touts city’s successes, warns of need to fight for water rights

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a Washington panel Tuesday that Arizona is in a fight to make sure other states, particularly California, don’t take water “that rightfully belongs to the people of Arizona.”... Read more»

Where does Clinton Foundation money go?

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that “so little” of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation “actually go to charitable works” — a figure CARLY for America later put at about 6 percent of its annual revenues — but Fiorina is simply wrong.... Read more»

Edmund Marquez appointed to Rio Nuevo board

The owner of a Tucson insurance agency, Edmund Marquez, was appointed Monday to one of the three empty seats on the Rio Nuevo board. Gov. Doug Ducey named Marquez to fill a seat left vacant when Alberto Moore resigned last November.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed when hit on Ajo Way

A 26-year-old pedestrian walking on Ajo Way was killed when hit by a Jeep driven by a 17-year-old girl Monday night, authorities said.... Read more»

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